Post Tagged with: "Korea News"

(LEAD) Moon leads Ahn in approval ratings by 3 percentage points: poll

(ATTN: UPDATES with details of survey in paras 6-11; RAISES 4th para) SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) — Presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in stayed ahead of his biggest rival by 3 percentage points after both saw their approval ratings increase by the same …

KAI Wins 280 Bil. Won Order from World's 4th Largest Aircraft Manufacturer

Korea Aerospace Industries launched a drive to diversify its revenue stream by winning an order to supply wing parts worth 280 billion won to Embraer, the fourth largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. The company announced on April 12 that it signed a deal with Embraer to supply wing parts for the KC-390 military transport aircraft (127.5 billion won) and the E-2 regional jets (154.4 billion won). Starting from this year to 2033, Korea Aerospace is set to supply wing parts for 220… …

Hwang warns of NK provocations ahead of its key anniversary events

South Korea’s Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday ordered the military to maintain a full read …

James Mattis thought it “most prudent” to have USS Carl Vinson near Korean peninsula

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the USS Carl Vinson, an American aircraft carrier, was heading for waters in the West Pacific near the Korean Peninsula because “that’s where we thought it .. …

Samsung Chief Steps Down from Board at Fiat Chrysler

De facto Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has resigned his post as an independent director on the board of Exor, the Agnelli family’s investment company that controls carmaker Fiat Chrysler. Lee has been in a remand jail since February on charges of bribery and embezzlement in the massive corruption scand… …

Moon unveils top 10 campaign pledges with jobs on top

SEOUL, April 13 (yonhap) — Moon Jae-in, the presidential candidate of the liberal Democratic Party, on Thursday laid out his 10 priority election pledges including job creation and political reform. The top 10 campaign pledges were unveiled as the …

U.S. Gov't Raises Anti-dumping Duties on Korean Steel Pipes

The U.S. government raised its anti-dumping tariff rates on Korean-made oil country tubular goods (OTCG) by up to three times the current level. OTCG is steel pipes used in the extraction of natural gas, oil, and rig drilling. In this case, the U.S. government unusually applied the anti-dumping provision of “particular market situation.” This indicates that the Trump administration’s protectionism would likely to be heightened as a way to protect the American industries. On Ap… …

Chinese FM Warns N. Korean Issue Can't be Resolved by Force

[International] : Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns the North Korean nuclear issue cannot be resolved …[more…] …

Gov't to support biotech, medicine for economic growth

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn makes his congratulatory remarks during the Bio Korea 2017 trade fair that kicked off at the COEX convention center in southern Seoul on April 12. …

N.Koreans Show Off Potemkin Village to S.Korean Reporters

South Korean reporters visited Pyongyang last week to cover the football qualifiers for the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. The event was a rare opportunity to see the reclusive country, which carefully orchestrated each step of the visit. Supervision was tight. North Korean minders who accompanied the … …

[News analysis] Is there any truth to rumors of an April crisis?

Rumors about a crisis on the Korean Peninsula have been recently spreading on social media, stoking public insecurity. With multiple government officials stepping forward to deny the rumors and newspa.. …

Lawyer: Malaysia may have compromised Kim Jong-nam case

A lawyer for one of the women accused of murdering North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s estranged half brother with a chemi …

Tillerson says Carl Vinson carries 'no particular objective'

WASHINGTON, April 12 (Yonhap) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group heading to the Korean Peninsula has “no particular objective in its current course.” Tillerson made the remark …

More Siberian Tigers to Live in Northeastern Forest

[Culture] : A few Siberian tigers in Seoul Grand Park will be released in a mountain range in Bonghwa, North …[more…] …

Gov't to issue braille passports

The Korean government will issue special passports for the visually impaired starting April 20. The person’s given name, surname, passport number, date of issue and date of expiration will all be prin …

Presidential Front-runner Pledges to Abolish Basic Mobile Rates

Moon Jae-in, the presidential candidate of the Minjoo Party, presented measures to lower family communication expenses including, among others, the abolition of the basic monthly mobile phone rates. Although many presidential candidates of the past have vowed to lower phone service rates, this was the first time that the presidential front-runner included the abolition of the basic monthly mobile phone rates as one of his official pledges. The local telecom industry reacted w… …

Now is time to invest in Korea: Moon

Presidential candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea asked for active investment from foreign investors W …

(LEAD) Moon vows to expand fiscal spending for new jobs, welfare

(ATTN: UPDATES with reports of Moon’s meeting with American and European chambers of commerce in Seoul in paras 10-13) SEOUL, April 12 (Yonhap) — President front-runner Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that he will double the rate of increase in the govern …

Ahn Cheol-soo Answers Allegations About Daughter

People’s Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo on Tuesday revealed the finances of his daughter amid demands to prove he has not illegally passed his software fortune to her.Ahn has been under pressure from Minjoo Party, which accused his daughter Seol-hee of owning massive real assets and dodg… …

Trump Urges China to Help Solve N.K. Issue for Third Time this Month

[International] : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said earlier this week that U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a private one on one meeting about the North Korean issue during their summit.[more…] …